Sunday, March 16, 2008

Happy 17th Birthday Allie

Allie is 17!

We had a little birthday party for Allie on Friday night. We had some family over and she invited some of her friends as well. 17....Wow! This birthday has really got me thinking that my baby girl is going to graduate in about a year. It is very bitter sweet for me. I really don't want this time to end. I'm so proud of the young lady that she has become. I know that she will be successful in anything she chooses to do.

Here are some pictures from her birthday party....

Thanks for the cake Aunt Stacy!

Allie blowing out her candles!

Allie's friends made her a big birthday sign! Really sweet!


The group! Kerren, Sierra, Hayley, Bailey, Aly, Allie, Laura, Kelcee & Molly

What a bunch of goof balls!

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Congratulations Wildingthings!

The girls competed with the OSAA Dance State Championships on Wednesday and Thursday last week. It was held at the Memorial Coliseum. They were just simply AMAZING! I don't think that I can begin to express the pride that I felt while watching them perform. After hours and hours of practices, everything came together beautifully and the girls brought on the "storm".

The girls all stayed in a hotel on Wednesday night. I heard that they had a great time together. I was able to go and help out on Thursday with make-up. I met them at the hotel before we went to the Spaghetti Factory for lunch. I brought cupcakes for the girls and everyone sang Happy Birthday to Allie.

Here are some pictures from the state competition! I can't believe that next year will be Allie's last year on the team! This has been an amazing experience for both Allie and myself.

The team also made special shorts with the word "storm" on them. Here is the booty shot!

Katie, Allie, Josie, Ellie & Rachel
Here is the sign that Bill & I made for the girls

Ellie & Allie

Each girl got a state bag with their name on it, and a little teddy bear that was wearing the state costume! Too cute!

Alex & Coach Alex! She is an amazing coach and we are so lucky to have her!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Happy 16th Birthday Matthew!


We had a wonderful surprise party for Matthew's 16th birthday on Sunday night. We went to the Rock Creek Tavern. Matthew thought that he was having dinner with just me, his Dad, Allie & Kaela so he was so surprised when he walked in to find about 20 friends and family!

Here is a really cute picture of Matthew and his girlfriend Miranda. She is a really sweet girl.

Matthew got a new car for his birthday! ha ha...we hear that the Matchbox cars have excellent gas mileage.

I just love this picture of Matthew with Papa Ray & Grandma Laverna. They have been so good to Matthew over the years. It's obvious everyday how much they love this child.

Matthew, we love you very much and are very proud of the man you are becoming. Happy Birthday!